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Real GDP 5.0 5.5
Consumer Prices 6.6 4.9
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Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe and the IMF
Updated April 11, 2014

Show all items sorted by date | Annual Meetings Speeches (1) | Article IV Staff Reports (7) | Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (2) | IMF Surveys (1) | Letters of Intent (17) | News Briefs (2) | Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (1) | Press Releases (28) | Public Information Notices (7) | Publications (33) 
Annual Meetings Speeches
September 29, 1999 -- Statement by the Hon. Tantely Andrianarivo, Governor of the IMF for Madagascar, on behalf of the African Governors, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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Article IV Staff Reports
January 06, 2014 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe: 2013 Article IV Consultation and Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement; Staff Report; Informational Annex; Debt Sustainability Analysis; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for São Tomé and Príncipe
Series: Country Report No. 14/2
Notes: Also Available in Portuguese
February 08, 2012 -- Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe: Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation.
Series: Country Report No. 12/34
Notes: Also Available in Portuguese
September 19, 2008 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe: 2008 Article IV Consultation and Sixth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waivers of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
Series: Country Report No. 08/307
October 10, 2006 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe: 2005 Article IV Consultation and First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility - Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
Series: Country Report No. 06/349
April 19, 2004 -- Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe: 2003 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 04/108
February 28, 2002 -- Sao Tome and Principe: 2001 Article IV Consultation and Staff-Monitored Program--Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sao Tome and Principe
Series: Country Report No. 02/30
February 28, 2002 -- Sao Tome and Principe: 2001 Article IV Consultation and Staff-Monitored Program--Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sao Tome and Principe
Series: Country Report No. 02/30
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Heavily Indebted Poor Countries
December 05, 2000 -- HIPC Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative - Decision Point Document
Makes recommendations for decisions by the Executive Boards of the IMF and World Bank regarding: eligibility, timing of decision point under the Initiative, assistance required to reach the sustainability targets, and the agreed policy measures which when implemented would trigger the completion point. PDF File Size: 978Kb
November 13, 2000 -- HIPC Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative--Preliminary Document
Provides a preliminary assessment of a country's eligibility for assistance under the HIPC Initiative, based on a Debt Sustainability Analysis, the track record of policy performance, and progress with developing a poverty reduction strategy. PDF File Size: 94Kb
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IMF Surveys
June 12, 2006 -- IMF Survey:
Multilateral consultation; Euro Area; Caruana to head new Department; Marshall Islands; Malaysia; São Tomé and Príncipe; Inflation targeting; Offshoring U.S. services; Public sector credit; Singapore; Pakistan's inflation; Kyrgyz Republic; Latin America. PDF File Size: 701Kb
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IMFC Statements
April 11, 2014 -- New IMFC Statement by Christophe Akagha-Mba, Minister of Economy and Prospective, Gabon
On behalf of: Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Congo, Union of the Comoros, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mauritius, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, Chad, Togo. PDF File Size: 645Kb
April 20, 2013 -- IMFC Statement by Luc Oyoubi, Minister of Economy, Employment and Sustainable Development, Ministere de l'Economie, de l'Emploi et du Developpement Durable, Gabon
On behalf of: Burundi, Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Congo, Union of the Comoros, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mauritius, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, Chad, Togo. PDF File Size: 212Kb
April 12, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency Paul Toungui, Minister of State, Minister of Economy, Finance, Budget, and Privatization, Gabon
On behalf of: Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Congo, Union of the Comoros, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Republic of Madagascar, Mali, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mauritius, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, Chad, Togo. PDF File Size: 181Kb
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Letters of Intent
November 25, 2013 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, November 25, 2013
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May 29, 2013 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, May 29, 2013
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July 06, 2012 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, July 06, 2012
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February 01, 2010 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Polieis, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, February 01, 2010
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February 06, 2009 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, February 06, 2009
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June 04, 2008 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, June 04, 2008
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December 01, 2007 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, December 01, 2007
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May 06, 2007 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, May 06, 2007
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December 27, 2006 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, December 27, 2006
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July 14, 2006 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, July 14, 2006
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February 09, 2006 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, February 09, 2006
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June 30, 2005 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, June 30, 2005
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September 30, 2002 -- São Tomé and Príncipe -- Staff-Monitored Program -- Letter of Intent and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, September 30, 2002
This memorandum describes the policies that São Tomé and Principe is implementing in the framework of a staff-monitored program.
January 09, 2002 -- São Tomé and Príncipe Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, January 9, 2002
This memorandum describes the policies that Cape Verde is implementing in the framework of a staff-monitored program.
December 05, 2000 -- São Tomé and Príncipe Letter of Intent and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, December 5, 2000
This Letter of Intent of the government of São Tomé and Príncipe describes the policies that São Tomé and Príncipe intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
April 24, 2000 -- São Tomé and Príncipe Letter of Intent and Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, March 24, 2000
The Letter of Intent describes the policies that São Tomé and Príncipe intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
March 22, 1999 -- Sao Tome and Principe Letter of Intent and Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policy, March 22, 1999
This Letter of Intent of the government of Sao Tome and Principe describes the policies that Sao Tome and principe intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
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News Briefs
December 19, 2000 -- News Brief: IMF Completes First Review of São Tomé and Príncipe Program and Approves US$1.2 Million Credit
November 22, 2000 -- News Brief: IMF Considers São Tomé and Príncipe Under the HIPC Initiative
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Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
April 06, 2000 -- Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper -- São Tomé and Príncipe -- Table of Contents
Summarizes the current knowledge and analysis of a country's poverty situation, describes the existing poverty reduction strategy, and lays out the process for producing a fully developed PRSP in a participatory fashion.
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Press Releases
March 21, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Concludes Third ECF Review Mission to the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
December 19, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
December 16, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes the Second Review under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement with São Tomé and Príncipe
September 27, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation and Second ECF Review Mission to the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
June 13, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes First Review under the ECF for São Tomé and Príncipe and Approves US$ 0.564 Million Disbursement
March 20, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Concludes First ECF Review Mission to the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
February 01, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Concludes Visit to the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
September 20, 2012 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
July 23, 2012 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves New US$ 3.9 Million Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
May 17, 2012 -- Press Release: IMF Mission to the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe Reaches Staff-Level Agreement on US$3.97 Million ECF-Supported Program
September 09, 2011 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
November 12, 2010 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
May 21, 2010 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
February 26, 2010 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes the First Review of São Tomé and Príncipe’s ECF Arrangement and Approves a US$570,000 Disbursement
September 25, 2009 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Staff Mission in The Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
March 03, 2009 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$3.8 Million PRGF Arrangement for São Tomé and Príncipe
June 19, 2008 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth Review under PRGF Arrangement for São Tomé and Príncipe’s and Approves US$680,000 Disbursement
March 26, 2008 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Staff Mission to São Tomé and Príncipe
December 21, 2007 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth Review of São Tomé and Príncipe's PRGF Arrangement and Approves PRGF and HIPC Topping-Up Assistance Disbursements
June 25, 2007 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review of São Tomé and Príncipe’s Three-Year PRGF Arrangement and Approves US$600,000 Disbursement
March 16, 2007 -- Press Release: World Bank and IMF Support São Tomé and Príncipe's Completion Point under the Enhanced HIPC Initiative and Approve Debt Relief under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative
January 17, 2007 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Third Review of São Tomé and Príncipe's Three - Year PRGF Arrangement and Approves US$600,000 Disbursement
August 17, 2006 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review Under São Tomé and Príncipe's Three-Year PRGF Arrangement and Approves US$600,000 Disbursement
March 07, 2006 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes First Review of São Tomé and Príncipe's Three-Year PRGF Arrangement and Approves US$600,000 Disbursement
August 05, 2005 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$4.3 Million Three-Year PRGF Arrangement for São Tomé and Príncipe
May 13, 2004 -- Press Release: São Tomé and Príncipe Formally Begins Participation in the IMF's General Data Dissemination System
December 20, 2000 -- Press Release: São Tomé and Príncipe To Receive US$200 Million in Debt-Service Relief
April 28, 2000 -- Press Release: IMF Approves US$9.0 Million PRGF Credit for São Tomé and Príncipe
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Public Information Notices
July 02, 2012 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Discusses the Ex Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement with São Tomé and Príncipe
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
January 31, 2012 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
July 24, 2008 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes the 2008 Article IV Consultation with the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
March 29, 2006 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2005 Article IV Consultation with São Tomé and Príncipe
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
April 02, 2004 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2003 Article IV Consultation with São Tomé and Príncipe
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
February 28, 2002 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2001 Article IV Consultation with São Tomé and Príncipe
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
May 16, 2000 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with São Tomé and Príncipe
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
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Publications
January 13, 2014 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé And Príncipe: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Series: Country Report No. 14/9
January 13, 2014 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé And Príncipe: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note
Series: Country Report No. 14/10
July 15, 2013 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe: First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement
Series: Country Report No. 13/208
Notes: Also Available in Portuguese
August 02, 2012 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe: Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility
Series: Country Report No. 12/216
Notes: Also Available in Portuguese
April 26, 2010 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe: First Review Under the Three Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, and Request for Waivers of Performance Criteria - Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 10/100
September 01, 2009 -- São Tomé and Príncipe: Domestic Tax System and Tax Revenue Potential
Author/Editor: Farhan, Nisreen H.
Series: Working Paper No. 09/215
April 01, 2009 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe: Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility - Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
Series: Country Report No. 09/106
September 19, 2008 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 08/306
May 13, 2008 -- São Tomé and Príncipe: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report
Series: Country Report No. 08/154
May 13, 2008 -- São Tomé and Príncipe: Joint Staff Advisory Note on the Poverty Reduction Strategy Annual Progress Report
Series: Country Report No. 08/155
May 01, 2008 -- The Choice of Monetary and Exchange Rate Arrangements for a Small, Open, Low-Income Economy: The Case of Sao Tome and Principe
Author/Editor: Wang, Jian-Ye | Ronci, Márcio Valério | Farhan, Nisreen H. | Takebe, Misa | Shanghavi, Amar
Series: Working Paper No. 08/118
March 07, 2008 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe: Fifth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waiver of Performance Criterion - Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
Series: Country Report No. 08/95
September 01, 2007 -- Inter-Sectoral Linkages and Local Content in Extractive Industries and Beyond--The Case of Sao Tome and Principe
Author/Editor: Klueh, Ulrich H. | Pastor, Gonzalo C. | Segura, Alonso | Zarate, Walter
Series: Working Paper No. 07/213
August 01, 2007 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe: Fourth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waiver of Performance Criterion - Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
Series: Country Report No. 07/267
May 15, 2007 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe: Debt Relief at the Completion Point Under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative and Under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative
Series: Country Report No. 07/173
March 08, 2007 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe: Third Review of the Three Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waiver of Performance Criteria, and Modification and Deletion of Performance Criteria-Staff Report;
Series: Country Report No. 07/102
November 09, 2006 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe: Second Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility - Staff Report; and Press Release on the Executive Board Consideration
Series: Country Report No. 06/400
October 10, 2006 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 06/329
July 01, 2006 -- Management of Oil Wealth Under the Permanent Income Hypothesis: The Case of Sao Tome and Principe
Author/Editor: Segura, Alonso
Series: Working Paper No. 06/183
September 14, 2005 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Series: Country Report No. 05/332
September 14, 2005 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper - Update
Series: Country Report No. 05/334
September 14, 2005 -- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe: Joint Staff Advisory Note of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Series: Country Report No. 05/336
September 08, 2005 -- São Tomé and Príncipe: Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility - Staff Report; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for São Tomé and Príncipe
Series: Country Report No. 05/323
April 19, 2004 -- Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 04/107
December 27, 2002 -- Sao Tome and Principe: Review of Performance Under a Staff-Monitored Program
Series: Country Report No. 02/270
February 28, 2002 -- Sao Tome and Principe: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 02/31
February 28, 2002 -- Sao Tome and Principe: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 02/31
June 10, 2000 -- Sao Tome and Principe: Recent Economic Developments and Selected Issues
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 00/69
May 16, 2000 -- Sao Tome and Principe: Staff Report for the 1999 Article IV Consultation and Request for an Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 00/66
Notes: Included with the Staff Report is the text of Public Information Notice No. 00/35.
October 05, 1998 -- Sao Tome and Principe - Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 98/93
September 29, 1997 -- Sao Tome and Principe--Recent Economic Developments and Selected Issues
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 97/81
August 26, 1996 -- Sao Tome and Principe--Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 96/70
July 20, 1995 -- Sao Tome and Principe - Background Papers and Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 95/65
Notes: This background report and statistical appendix on Sao Tome and Principe was prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with this member country. In releasing this document for public use, confidential material may have been removed at the request of the member.